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In Folder: Oral History Collection
Dr. James Anderson starts his interview describing his upbringing in New York and how it influenced his interest in math and science. He describes his early career at the University of South Carolina and Harvard University working in oncology. He talks about the importance of statistics in clinical research. He remembers getting the invitation to grow quantitative sciences at UNMC (1988) where he later became the chair of the Department of Preventive and Societal Medicine. Anderson describes the importance of growing the department, eventually creating the Masters of Public Health program in partnership with UNO. Anderson continues by giving an overview of how biostatistics grew at UNMC. He covers areas of his career that he’s most proud: getting a grant for the Statistical Center for the Intergroup Rhabdomyosarcoma Study Group, working with the lymphoma group and his time on the Institutional Review Board (IRB). He talks about his passion in the field of statistics giving examples of his success on a childhood non-Hodgkin's lymphoma study and a rhabdomyosarcoma study. He details the investment of UNMC in the growth of quantitative sciences to support clinical advancement through the Department of Preventive Societal Medicine’s evolution into the College of Public Health. Anderson ends his interview talking about the establishment of the Integrated Clinical Experience (ICE) and his time as a small group facilitator in the program.
Transcript of the interview with James Anderson